The Girl in the Mask

Season 4, Ep 23, Aired 4/23/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Brennan and Booth investigate after Sachi, the sister of Booth's detective friend Ken from Japan, goes missing, only months after arriving in the U.S. After Sachi's decapitated head is found, Ken joins Brennan and Booth to help solve her murder.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

  • Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

  • John Francis Daley

    Dr. Lance Sweets

  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • Photos (5)
  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • emotional

    By tanargue, Oct 04, 2012

  • Booths's cop freind from japan calls him about his missing sister whose remains are later found and he seeks Booth's help to capture the killer.

    By parmissm11, Apr 28, 2009

  • A very moving episode.....

    By vicky24c, May 23, 2010

  • A very moving episode.

    By whiteraven2005, Jul 09, 2009

  • Brennan shows some sympathy

    By OnePerCentClub, Jul 06, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Ken Nakamura: If you think the photographer is the killer, I want to be there. Booth: Nak, if you budge from the Jeffersonian I will have you on the first plane back to Japan, you understand? You know me, and you know that's true. Brennan: You were kind of mean there, Booth. Booth: Man's in big pain, Bones. Makes it hard for him to hear. Brennan: I have never heard of grief affecting auditory acuteness. Booth: Medical fact, look it up.

    • Ken Nakamura: I cannot imagine never talking to her again. Brennan: I myself have no one in my life whom I talk to that much. Outside of work, I mean. Perhaps that is good. Ken Nakamura: How so? Brennan: I can see how much pain you're in. Is it worth it ... to have your own happiness so contingent upon another human being? (Nakamura reaches for Sachi's photograph.) Ken Nakamura: If I was willing to give up my life for Sachi ... why would I not be willing to risk my happiness for her?

    • Cam: (talking about Dr. Tanaka) If I'd said he/she was a girl and he/she was a guy, he/she might be offended or, other way around, same thing. God, I miss the ease of a simple pronoun.

    • Angela: Hey. So, I Googled Tanaka: three hundred hits, all Japanese, none with a personal pronoun. Hodgins: Maybe we should just ask her. Angela: Him. Sweets: Uh ... you people can identify human remains based on a tiny little finger bone, but you can't judge the sex of a person standing right in front of you. Does nobody else see the irony in this?

    • Bones: Will he recover? Your friend Ken. Booth: From losing his sister? No you don't recover from something like that, you just ... survive. Bones: People die. There's a fault in the design if we can't recover from it. Booth: Fault in the design, what are we, coffee pots?

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    Notes (2)

    • Featured Music: "Tronica" by ElectricStreetPolice (when Booth and Nakamura question Bruce Takedo at Pappa Puffs)

    • International Air Dates: Sweden: June 14th, 2009 on TV3 Spain: July 17th, 2009 on Fox Australia: August 9th, 2009 on Channel Seven Finland: October 31st, 2009 on Sub Norway: December 17th, 2009 on TV3 Slovakia: April 14th, 2010 on JOJ Germany: April 29th, 2010 on RTL Czech Republic: January 31st, 2011 on Prima

    Trivia (3)

    • The staff of the Jeffersonian tries throughout the episode to figure out if Dr. Haru Tanaka is a man or a woman. While Dr. Tanaka is finally revealed to be a man, the role was played by Ally Maki, a woman.

    • When Booth gets the call informing him that Sachi's car has been found, the light outside is bright. In the next scene, when he and Bones arrive at the scene, it's completely dark.

    • Dr. Tanaka: No, this is original. Uh not representing any of the well-known characters -- Sailor Moon, Faye Valentine, Motoko. Respectively, these are female characters from the anime series Sailor Moon, Cowboy Bebop, and Ghost in the Shell.

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